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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 8, 2007 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

Anyone ever get to see them perform? And by "them," I specifically ask about The Wailers with Bob, not necessarily what they have done since he passed away.

If so, would you care to describe it?

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Poster: Boners Date: Sep 10, 2007 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

My last associated Wailers purchase was this ....
http://www.musicoutfitter.com/hall-of-fame/p468425.html

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Poster: acetboy Date: Sep 9, 2007 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

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This post was modified by acetboy on 2008-05-29 23:16:00

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-09-09 18:51:55

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Sep 9, 2007 3:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

there is some great bob marley out there !!! just scroll down on this link!!! for free downloads!!! http://deadboots.com/peace!!! wwd

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 9, 2007 4:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

Thanks, acetboy, for all the effort you put into your reply. I appreciate it. I got a copy recently of the final concert---Pittsburgh, 1980---and that's what prompted my inquiry. All live Marley I've ever heard has just been exploding with energy, and I wanted a firsthand account of how it felt to be in the audience. How fortunate for you that you were able to see him not once, but three times.

Interesting, unpredictably wide sort of appeal that Marley has had over the years: while I've seen plenty of folks that really "look the part" of being a Marley fan, I've also seen so many that did not---burley, white, upper middle class, drunken frat boy types and the like.

You alluded to parts of the Jamaican culture that you find unappealing. Perhaps I've seen hints of that myself. Obviously you have spent your share of time in Chicago. I lived there from '93 to '95, while I was still a drunken fool (I'm still foolish, I just manage to be a sober fool), and for a brief time visited a couple of the Rastafarian bars on Clark a little south of Wrigley---VERY shady, somewhat threatening atmosphere in those places. Needless to say, I went back up the street where I could piss away my money almost exclusively and much more comfortably at Wrigleyside, home of Grateful Dead Night on Wednesdays. Occasionally I would make it across the street to The Wild Hare for live reggae. They had some great bands there. The place was large enough to accommodate several hundred people and was usually packed and lively. Very fun times, but again, heavily tarnished by issues with alcohol. Much quieter, much safer, much healthier lifestyle now, which is at it should be for a married man with a daughter who just started fifth grade.

But thank you again for sharing your Marley memories. I got a lot of enjoyment from reading them!

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Poster: acetboy Date: Sep 9, 2007 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

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This post was modified by acetboy on 2008-05-29 23:15:09

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-09-09 18:52:09

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 10, 2007 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

Let me make that one giant second motion...absolutely...what a cool post about what you saw, and the context, etc., etc.

Very nice addition. Keep it up.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 9, 2007 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

I, for one, look forward to opening the link to your posts and respect your input. There is an overlying air of positivity to what you have to say, nothing confrontational or argumentative, and overt negative criticism of the Dead is entirely absent.

I actually did take notes at a lot of shows, still do when I go to see Ratdog or Phil to help me, hopefully, retain the intricacies of the performances within my memory. As I have said many times, though, I am nowhere near being the archivist of Dead shows that many others here are. But I can tell the difference between those moments of good, solid musicianship and those times that would always keep bringing us all back for more, when it became something extraordinary even by Grateful Dead standards. It comes back to a certain subjectivity, of course, but when it was good, it was good, and when it was great, it was . . . well, you know.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 9, 2007 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

Bryan,

I also lived in Chicago from 93-96 and found myself in The Wild Hare on occasion. It was a great example of reggae fans not looking the part. All sorts of folks in there having a good time listening to great music.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 9, 2007 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

Yeah, when that joint was jumpin', that joint was JUMPIN'!

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Poster: Tommy Gunn Date: Sep 9, 2007 1:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

very cool

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Sep 10, 2007 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

Bryan--I'm a little late, but I don't usually get to the Forum on weekends. I was lucky enough to see Bob on 11/30/79 at the Oakland Auditorium (later known as the Kaiser). I was 20 at the time and went with three of my buddies. I had been a fan for a couple years by that time (not so strangely enough, I got hip to the GD and BMW about the same time). I don't remember specific songs or the setlist, as we ingested some mushrooms and I was pretty high. I do clearly remember Bob leading the crowd in the "oy yo yo yo" chant in Jammin, and Ronnie Wood came out for a lengthy encore.
FYI, this show is streaming at Wolfgang's Vault. I've listened to it a couple of times, and it was a great show. I knew for years it had been great, but there was little I could remember (many years and lots of water (and other substances) under the bridge. Like many Dead shows here at the Archive, it's a huge joy to go back and refresh one's memory of shows attended.
I, too, am sober now and it's nice to be able to look back and clearly remember a show. I just saw Richard Thompson at the Fillmore on Friday night and it is very clear in my mind. GREAT show, by the way.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 10, 2007 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Marley & The Wailers Question(s)

Very good for you! I didn't get hip to Marley until after he passed on, but like those who continually learn about the phenomenon of The Grateful Dead more than a dozen years now since we lost Jerry (along with all of the other greats, a list far too long to compile for our purposes here), that spirit will live forever.